THE GREAT SMOG (1952)
This was the most severe air-pollution event to affect Britain. Coal fires were partly to blame. Some 12,000 people died in London and 100,000 were made ill. Learn more about pollution in a resource from rihanrebecca.
TREE DRESSING DAY
This is a major festival, which celebrates trees and woods through tree dressings, storytelling and verse. Learn more with a resource from the TES Resources team.
JAPANESE BOMB PEARL HARBOR (1941)
Japan attacks the American naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and declares war on Britain and the US - the event which brought America into the Second World War. For an investigation try a resource from Phammerton.
JOHN LENNON SHOT (1980)
Former Beatle John Lennon dies after being shot outside his Dakota apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Follow this BBC link to video reports on the day. http:bbc.in3jnPUM
The birthday of celebrated poet John Milton (1608-1674), who was also a polemicist and civil servant. Milton wrote in English, Latin and Italian. Study the background to his poem Paradise Lost in a PowerPoint from Miss_s_k.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
The UN day of international human rights. Follow the link to find poems written as part of the project "Where d'ye come fae?", which encouraged pupils to explore ideas of identity and share stories on Scottish life. From mjoan.
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
Whether they inspire you to climb, or you are content to view them from afar, there is something mystical about mountains. Follow the link for a resource from the TES Resources team containing reams of facts and photos of spectacular mountains.